Health Management and Policy News

Ullrich discusses challenges for rural pharmacies

Fred Ullrich, program director for research in the Department of Health Management and Policy and member of the Rural Policy Research Institute, recently spoke about the challenges facing rural and independently owned pharmacies. (Illinois Public Media) Published August 29, 2023

Alumna Michelle Niermann named to COO of UnityPoint Health – East Division

UnityPoint Health has appointed Michelle Niermann (94MA) as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its East Division. In this elevated enterprise role, Niermann will oversee operations at UnityPoint Health hospitals in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Dubuque, Quad Cities, and Madison, WI.  Published August 23, 2023

Study finds telehealth services fill health care gaps for rural schools

A new study from University of Iowa researchers shows telehealth services provide valuable support to rural schools and students. Published August 17, 2023

Zahnd discusses key health care issues

Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, recently weighed in on several health care issues, including health insurance, affordability, and the health care workforce. (WalletHub) Published August 9, 2023

Iowa researchers receive grant to study effects of Medicaid dental benefits expansion on overall health

A team of University of Iowa researchers has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of recent expansions in Medicaid dental benefits on low-income adults. Published August 3, 2023

AHA Board names alumna Tina Freese Decker as chair-elect designate

The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees has elected CPH alumna Christina (Tina) Freese Decker (02MHA), president and CEO of Corewell Health, as its chair-elect designate.  Published July 25, 2023